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October 26, 2012

I'm on some super polling list

Not for any of the major polling companies - for odd named companies whose names I never remember with blocked or spoofed numbers. I'm getting at least one or two calls a day.

At least one type of call is for Romney's internal polling. Those are all robocalls. The voice is always the same, a nice, generic female voice. She starts out telling me that there are only four polling questions (which is a lie), asks demographic info (sex, age, race, party registration) then asks if I have already voted, if I will vote before election day, who I will vote for President, for Senate, and for House of Representatives.

At one point I wrote down the company and Googled it - it was listed by several sources as Romney's internal polling company. In the last week or so the name of the polling company is different in every call but the recorded voice and questions are identical.

The other polling company has only called twice and I have not caught the name of the company. The questioner is a live person with a very heavy Indian accent. The young women have trouble understanding my Southern accent and I have trouble understanding theirs. They go into a lot more detail with their questions and take notes on any comments I make elaborating on my answers. With our mutual difficulty in communicating this makes for some amusement on my part.

I could just hang up on the calls but I LIKE influencing the direction of their polls.

Anybody else getting polling calls like these?

October 6, 2012

You Don't Know Jack (Welch) - great blog post!

Jack Welch should know when books are being cooked - he is connected to one of the larger cases in history!

You Don't Know Jack
Posted: 10/06/2012 9:49 am
The Bureau of Labor Statistics was created in 1884 by Chester Alan Arthur -- and now Jack Welch wants to see its birth certificate. President Arthur was a rock-ribbed Republican, a product of New York's Conkling political machine, but he was clearly a shifty liberal.You can tell by the eyes.

Welch thinks somebody's "cooking the numbers" on unemployment -- and if anyone should know about "cooking the numbers" it's Jack Welch. Manipulating information to influence an election? He should know about that too. There were well documented stories that he pressured staffers in NBC's newsroom -- who were also his employees -- to declare his friend George W. Bush the winner of on the night of the disputed 2000 election.

These crazy new charges making the right-wing rounds cry out for a new definition of the word "conservative": Someone who thinks the unemployment situation is even worse than anyone else does -- but wants to do less about it. And Welch's absurd, cackling, over-the-top comments may finally have stripped the veneer off the most carefully polished media image in corporate America.

It's more than a little ironic that Jack Welch, who agrees with Mitt Romney that "corporations are people," is pontificating about electoral matters. With its record of felony convictions, Welch's GE wouldn't even be allowed to vote.

More, including information about Welch's career as head of the felonious GE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/jack-welch-job-numbers_b_1944489.html

October 6, 2012

Eminem Vs Benny Hill Vs Doctor Who

Sillier than you might expect!

October 1, 2012

2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendments - Information to make choices

The Collins Center for Public Policy* has provided a guide to the many amendments that will be on Florida ballots this year. Each amendment has its own page with a synopsis, history, pros and cons. It is an objective guide to what the amendments are, what they might mean and the history of why they have been added to our ballots.

2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendments - http://collinscenter.org/2012flamendments/home-2/

*Named after Gov. LeRoy Collins (served 1955-61), the nonprofit Collins Center for Public Policy was established in 1988 to seek out creative, nonpartisan solutions to Florida’s toughest issues. Our work exemplifies Governor Collins’ desire for objective analysis and his vision for a better Florida. http://collinscenter.org/

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